a creative outlet for students, by students.

this is our literary journal

highlighting the margins…

providing a platform

Violet Margin is a publication specifically for undergraduate students. Aspiring writers of any level are invited to submit their work here. We understand how challenging it can be to get published- especially the first time. Violet Margin wants to make publication more accessible.

diversifying literature

We strive for a diverse set of voices in every issue. Our world does not hold one narrative, and its literature should reflect that. At Violet Margin we are interested in narratives that otherwise get pushed to the margins. We want to give writers from marginalized backgrounds the space to push back and make their voice heard anyway.

breaking conventions

Violet Margin is most interested in publishing work that pushes the margins. Experimental works are welcomed here. Here at Violet Margin we aim to break the molds that often confine writers. We dare our writers to be bold!

“That is one of the functions of art: to present what the narrow and desperately practical perspectives of real life exclude.”

C.S Lewis

Editor’s Note

here’s to the unique voices of our editorial staff


by shanae vanmoore If you missed the STARS 2023 Violet Margin Launch Event, or want to rewatch it for the lovely readings and Q&A, here is a special treat! You can view the edited recording of the event. Don’t worry, the edit is only missing the sound errors and the bloopers from the set-up. All…


On April 13th at 5 pm CST, Violet Margin and other student activity groups will present at the annual STARS event. This years launch of the 41st edition of Violet Margin will be hosted on Zoom and will feature live readings from contributors.  Special thanks to contributors, the graphic design department staff and students, and the English department…